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Wellington Things to Do

Activities in Wellington include:

  • Sky diving
  • Bungy jumping
  • Walking, hiking
  • Mountain biking, cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Surfing
  • Heritage tours
  • Cayoning
  • Caving
  • Horse trekking
  • Windsurfing

Carter Observatory

Bring dad and the kids and take a virtual journey through space in Carter's Pelorus Trust Planetarium.

Carter Observatory is a state-of-the-art, full-dome digital theatre. Take your own steps through space as you walk through the world-class interactive multimedia space experience. Use some of New Zealand's most prestigious telescopes and explore astronomical artefacts.

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Wellington Zoo

Established in 1906, Wellington Zoo is a magical place of learning and fun, with a wide range of animals, birds and insects. Home to New Zealand's native treasures and endangered exotic animals, you can get up close and personal with more than 500 animals, including an extraordinary range of native birds and reptiles, at the Wellington Zoo.

The zoo is open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9.30am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.15pm).

Entry is:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Child: 3-14 years of age: $10.00
  • Under 3: free

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Te Papa Museum

Te Papa Museum is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative and fun. A recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences, Te Papa is a must-see attraction in Wellington.

Collections at the museum cover art, history, Pacific, Maori and natural environment. The exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, with dynamic events and education programmes.

Entry is free, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.

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ZEALANDIA is a unique eco-attraction located just 10 minutes from central Wellington. See New Zealand's natural history brought to life with a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition. Step through the predator-proof fence into a beautiful 225 hectare, (550 acre), eco-sanctuary for the opportunity to see some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and insects in the wild.

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Where to stay

There are many ways to find accommodation through listings, booking sites and meta-search engines.

Online resources like trivago enhance the experience of searching for hotels. On top of having a number of practical and helpful filters, hotels are rated based on reviews by users.

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New Zealand has more flightless bird species than any other place on earth.

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